Lab Life

This Portlander Creates Super-Fun Science Videos for Kids

Lindsey Murphy—aka “Crazy Aunt Lindsey”—makes DIY experiments fabulous.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Shakedown

Ermahgerd, It's Prom Season!!!

We size up everyone's favorite teenage rite of passage.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

The Oregon Woman: Into the Arena

Portlander Ana del Rocío Shakes Up the Civic Scene

From serving on the David Douglas school board to spearheading statewide efforts to elect more progressive candidates of color, the 31-year-old works for change.

04/24/2018 By Emilly Prado

School Crush

A Pinot Power Couple Donates $6 Million to Linfield College

The gift creates the world’s first interdisciplinary wine studies major.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Development

These 3 New Buildings Will Transform Portland State

Here's a preview of the university's ambitious plans.

04/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Science Sleepover

Stay Up All Night at OMSI’s Grown-Up Slumber Party

Want to sleep in an Arctic tunnel or the uterus room? OMSI debuts a night at the museum, Portland-style.

04/10/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Does Jefferson High School Need a New Name?

A ’61 graduate of the historically black school says it should be named for a woman, an African American, or an abolitionist—not a slaveowner.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Wine Country

$6 Million Gift to Linfield College Aims to Professionalize Oregon's Wine Industry

The owners of Domaine Serene have had a good year—and they're funneling that fortune back into the Willamette Valley.

03/08/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Education

Private Schools in Portland, by the Numbers

From Montessori to language immersion to faith-based curriculum, local private schools enroll thousands of kids. Here's a snapshot of the metro area's specialized education options.

02/27/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Education

Portland's Brand-New Design Program for Busy People

The Pacific Northwest College of Art's new MA in Design Systems will barely cut into your 9-to-5.

01/30/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Cannabis: Back to School

Sativa Science Club Builds an Ambitious Education Program for Budtenders

The Portland-based effort trains cannabis retailers in botany, taxonomy, and even etiquette—and it hopes to go national.

01/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Fitness: Shake Your Groove Thing

7 Portland Dance Classes to Take Right Now

From hoop dance to Afro-contemporary, our city serves up a seriously sweaty slate of options.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Light a Fire 2017: Most with the Least

This Tiny Nonprofit Brings Environmental Ed to Kids across Portland

Students get dirty with Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors.

10/16/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Science Sets Sail

Oregon State Gets a Shiny New Research Vessel

It's so far unnamed, though "Beavy McBeaverface" is available.

09/13/2017 By Katelyn Best

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Public Schools?

We size up our local educational overlords.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Education

Franklin High School Gets a Major Makeover

Asbestos be gone!

08/14/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Private Schools

Exploring Greater Portland’s Private Schools

Language immersion? Waldorf? Natural learning relationships? A snapshot of the metro area’s menu of specialized education options.

06/30/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

The Other Districts

A Look at Portland’s Metro-Area School Districts—Other Than PPS

Together, these surrounding districts educate nearly four times as many students.

06/30/2017 By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

PPS 411

Portland Public Schools Is in a State of Flux. What Do Parents Need to Know?

From boundary reviews to bond campaigns, here’s the 411 on PPS.

06/30/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Social Entrepreneurs

4 Big Ideas Making Portland a Better City Right Now

From ice cream as brain food to the alley of the future, these local initiatives are making a difference.

06/12/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Zach Dundas